Police Looking for Suspects Accused of Carjacking, Armed Robbery in Little Ferry, NJ
The incident occurred not long after 7:00 a.m. According to officials, the victim was behind the wheel of a rental car and driving on the Bergen Turnpike, in an industrial area in Little Ferry, New Jersey. When the victim stopped the vehicle, four men reportedly drove up behind him and came to a stop as well.
Two of the suspects stepped out of their vehicle and quickly moved toward the victim’s Dodge Charger. The suspects who stepped outside the car allegedly brandished handguns.
According to the victim, the suspects demanded that he get out of his vehicle and get onto the pavement.
The armed suspects then reportedly got into the victim’s motor vehicle and drove away from the scene. Meanwhile, the unarmed suspects allegedly sped off as well.
Thankfully, the victim was not physically injured as a result of the carjacking.
Shortly after the theft, police officers were able to locate the stolen vehicle in Newark, New Jersey. Police also found the suspect’s car in the same location.
The Little Ferry Police Department is currently investigating the armed robbery. Law enforcement has not yet identified the suspects in the theft.
If investigators can eventually find the suspects, it is likely that the culprits would face serious criminal charges. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:15-2, carjacking is a first degree criminal offense. Although most first degree crimes carry punishments of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison, a carjacking conviction could lead to a sentence of 10-30 years in state prison.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Carjacked at Gunpoint, Police Say.”